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Currently the three locations that are being discussed for Summer 2023 are:

Europe (Paris and Amsterdam)
San Jose, Costa Rica
San Cristobal, Mexico

Go beyond the hedges this summer to take engineering design courses in a foreign location!!

This Study Abroad opportunity will allow you to earn 6 credits in ~4 weeks in June as you immerse yourself into the local culture and interact with students and faculty from local universities and/or nonprofits. 

Please note, that all study abroad options are tentative right now because of COVID-19, so final decisions will not be made until spring 2023. 

In the past we have done a pilot program in Gothenburg, Sweden in summer of 2019. READ ABOUT the students' experiences HERE!

iSEED Blogs from Sweden 

APPLICATION IS OPEN! 

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Program Consists of


  • 4 weeks in the Summer (approximately the month of June)

  • ~40 Hours per week
  • Housing expenses covered - plus some meals (shared apartment or dorm room)
  • Student responsible for tuition, travel and incidental expenses
  • Financial Aid could be possible for some students.  Please check with the financial aid office at Rice. 
  • Specific details, dates and the deadline to apply are the application below


Location and Courses 

San Jose, Costa Rica

Collaboration with members of Costa Rican universities as well as with Rice's Global Medical Innovation program.

6 credits over 4 weeks

  • ENGI 200 – Engineering Design Studio
  • ENGI 350 – Needs Identification and Design Implementation

Faculty: Matthew Wettergreen and Heather Bisesti

Both courses count as elective courses for the Engineering Design Minor, Entrepreneurship Minor and Global Health Minor

Goal: 8 students


Summary:  Coming soon

  • Beginning and Ending Date :  ~May 29th - June 23rd
  • Registration Deadline :  March 20, 2023
  • Last Day to Drop :  TBD
  • Drop Refund Dates : TBD


Amsterdam, Netherlands AND Paris, France

6 credits over 4 weeks

  • BUSI 220– Design Thinking
  • ENGI 200 – Engineering Design Studio

Faculty: Hesam Panahi and Matthew Wettergreen

Both courses count as elective courses for the Engineering Design Minor, Entrepreneurship Minor and Global Health Minor

Goal: 8 students


Summary:  Coming soon

  • Beginning and Ending Date :  ~June 6th - June 30th
  • Registration Deadline :  March 20, 2023
  • Last Day to Drop :  TBD
  • Drop Refund Dates : TBD


San Cristobal, Mexico

Collaboration with NEWT

6 credits over 4 weeks

  • ENGI 350 – Needs Identification and Design Implementation (tentative)
  • CEVE 314 – Sustainable Water Purification for the Developing World (tentative)

Faculty: Deirdre Hunter and Jorge Loyo

Both courses count as elective courses for the Engineering Design Minor, Entrepreneurship Minor and Global Health Minor

Summary: Students will do in-class instruction on-site at local technical center.  Curriculum will incorporate interaction with students and a local charity working with NEWT,  as well as the Mexican culture.

  • Beginning and Ending Date :  ~May 7th - June 6th
  • Registration Deadline :  March 20, 2023
  • Last Day to Drop :  TBD
  • Drop Refund Dates : TBD


Cost 

STUDENT PAYS

  • Acceptance/Application fee: $100
  • Tuition for 6 credits: $6,000
  • Airfare: $800 - $2,000 
  • Passport, if needed: $100 - $150
  • Incidentals and Meals: $800 - $1000 - MUST HAVE ACCESS TO FUNDS WHILE ABROAD
  • Approximate TOTAL including tuition: $8,000-$10,000*
  • Student looking for financial aid to help with expenses should reach out to the Financial Aid Office

More information about STUDY ABROAD FINANCIAL AID OPTIONS 

RICE PAYS

  • HOUSING!! Program pays for housing for the duration of the coursework.
  • Some meals, such as welcome dinner and closing dinner - some housing come with free breakfast
  • Course Activities, Supplies and Field Trips
  • Local Rail pass (if applicable)
  • Sim Cards 
  • Travel Medical Insurance

*depends on travel costs. 


Who Should Apply


Any student that could benefit from the courses listed above.  Those enrolled in the Engineering Design Minor, the Entrepreneurship Minor or the Global Health Minor could obtain 6 credits towards the minor.  Perquisites may be waived where appropriate. 


For more information, please contact

Amy Kavalewitz - amy.k@rice.edu

To apply for this summer experience, please fill out the application form. The application form will be available later fall 2022.


Please review the financial commitment before applying.  
Reach out to Financial Aid for questions. 


Contact us

Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
Rice University

6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK

Email: oedk@rice.edu

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